First, look at the exterior of your house, better known as your curb appeal. Inspect the outside of your house from the view of a passerby. What do you notice first? What wonderful characteristics seem to fade into the background?
Acknowledging this helps us to choose what plan of action we can use to entice buyers from the street and into your house. If your home's exterior isn't up to par with refreshed paint and blooming greenery it's time to get those things done. Follow the Curb Appeal Checklist and add dollars to your house's final selling price.
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Make yourself at home...
Could a buyer picture themselves enjoying game night in your living room, relaxing in your reading nook or inviting family and friends over for a dinner in your eat-in kitchen? We want your house to pleasantly accept buyers and offer them a sense of easy living. We'll help you do this by recommending changes that highlight the features of your home.
We'll help you take away pieces that give the impression of clutter. Surface areas like tables, desks and counters should be neatly arranged. Brick-a-brack, souvenirs, family photos, and kids' drawings should get moved out of sight. You need to "de-personalize" the house so buyers can see it as their new home.
We know instantly where a room's best features are and how to show them off. We'll point out the pieces of furniture that should be removed, rooms that need new paint, rugs needing to get changed, fixtures that need shining, and any other improvement that can easily be made to positively impact the sale.
Potential buyers like a home that seems comfortable. Items that could be "loud" should get moved out so that your home will impress buyers at every showing.
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Setting the Stage
You'll know when for the Open House, because all of the improvements mesh together to set the stage for what buyers will expect after they close on your house.
Dark rooms can be a real mood killer, so we'll do things like open curtains and reduce shadows where needed to invite the buyer inside. Together we'll enhance the mood of the house with enjoyable music to listen to while guests take a walk-through of your home and assure a pleasing aroma flows throughout your home. We'll include cozy-looking blankets, and place pillows on your sofa and bed. Buyers should feel like your home is their future home.